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Comment 31 Oct 2016

I also think that going back to a faster pace offense and limiting the shifts/motions pre-snap would be helpful for the young guys. It removes some of the thinking before the snap, allowing them to keep their eyes on the field and assessing what they see in front of them as opposed to additionally processing the shift/motion (on the line, off the line, do I motion, do I now have a different route once motion comes to my side).

Comment 31 Oct 2016

It was hard to see cover 3 on tv since they typically zoom in or switch to different angles, but it makes sense why a lot of throws were 3-8 yards on the sidelines. It is a "take what the defense gives you" type of plan. I'm glad Kyle pointed out the post routes against cover 3 which is a great concept. With that being said, I think cover 3 is one of the easier coverages to throw deep against. In cover 3, you have to rely on your slot receivers becoming the deep threats as opposed to the outside receivers. They are matched up on an outside backer or a roll down safety which is a favorable matchup. Then you just pick on the single high safety.

As I coach, I absolutely hate to criticize the play calling when I am not in the film room all week developing a game plan. But you do start to figure out what they are trying to do throughout a game. Offense is about taking advantage of numbers and angles. It just doesn't seem like that is being done right now (ex. not accounting for a downhill safety on a speed option). A young team needs confidence and right now they do not have much. It only takes one game and a solid game plan to bring that all back. I truly believe they will find their stride again.

Comment 17 Oct 2016

For those of you going this week, any idea what parking lot you plan to park in? Looks like my route will put me on the east side of the stadium.

Comment 02 Dec 2015

I think UABuckeye meant subjectively questioning the ceiling of the offense.

And I think you, like a lot of people, have assumed his arm strength is less than adequate because the other guy known as 12-Gauge had a cannon for an arm. JT's arm strength is not limited, nor does it impact what OSU wants to do on offense.

Even if a QB has a weak arm, they can still be successful in college. Just look at what the BGSU QB did this year. It takes a good half-hour for the ball to get there on a 5 yd out but he still gets it done.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

If anyone is questioning Beck right now because of the QB play then yes, you are overreacting. I think JT's issues are pretty simple. He has a case of the yips, trying to do too much with his opportunities.

Cardale, because he has a big arm, doesn't use proper mechanics at times which is why we saw most of his balls thrown short. He wasn't transferring his weight on those throws which resulted in him using mostly all arm strength on those throws. That is basic mechanics that are taught early on from a coach that knows the mechanics of the position. The only thing Beck could possibly influence at this point is teaching Dolodale his reads.

It's way too early to know how Beck is performing. It will be 2016 before we have an opportunity to evaluate him.

Comment 16 Sep 2015

This happened on an actual football field during the season a ways down the road. Bluffton did the same thing. Maintenance guy sprayed weed killer all over the field and didn't realize it. It rained bad the night we played them and it obviously became known as the "mud bowl."

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Good to see some of my fellow Findlay folks here on 11W.

It was a good read. We play them next week so I'll be seeing plenty of film on him this weekend.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

Platooning: have an athlete play in rotation with one or more teammates at the same position.

If it is part of a personnel package as I described the Leak/Tebow deal, then yes maybe Urban does that. But it would be limited. Knowing there is another QB on the sidelines that is just as good as the starter, I would think that defensive coordinators need to be aware and prepare for both regardless. The backup is only a play away from being in the game as we saw last year. DCs do not gameplan this because there is typically a drop off from the #1 to the #2.

As I said before, it is not a good idea and QBs hate it unless it is very limited. Both have said as much.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

DJ, I tried finding you on Facebook so we could be friends but couldn't find your profile. I even searched "Dilbert Juan Byrnes" and got nothing. What gives?

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I don't blame them. Platooning QBs is a terrible idea. Part of playing the position requires getting in to a rhythm during the game. It's difficult to do that when you play a couple of series and then have to sit for a while.

The Chris Leak/Tim Tebow comparison is brought up regularly but they were not platooning. Tebow was only brought in based on a specific personnel package.